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    My A-level tutor (who's kinda useless) started asking me about whether the courses I was thinking of are accredited, but my geography lecturer said not to worry about it? I've been looking at geography and archeology at Brighton which isn't accredited, and some other geography courses which are. Should I only apply to accredited courses and does it matter much if they aren't accredited? I want to do my masters in Emergency planning so does that make a difference?! :/
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    (Original post by aucklandniall)
    My A-level tutor (who's kinda useless) started asking me about whether the courses I was thinking of are accredited, but my geography lecturer said not to worry about it? I've been looking at geography and archeology at Brighton which isn't accredited, and some other geography courses which are. Should I only apply to accredited courses and does it matter much if they aren't accredited? I want to do my masters in Emergency planning so does that make a difference?! :/
    Accreditation essentially means that the degree covers a list of topics and other criteria that a certain professional or academic body (in your case, the RGS) thinks are important. However, with the exception of a few highly standardised vocations (such as Medicine and Engineering), accreditation doesn't really mean much more than a stamp of approval. In the case of Brighton, the course is probably not accredited because it's a dual honours course with Archaeology so it might not tick all of the RGS' boxes.

    Whether your degree is accredited or not is very unlikely to make any difference to your career prospects in your field. What I don't know is the qualifications required to do a Masters in Emergency Planning - you will need to check that undergraduate courses you're interested in are acceptable for that (I'd imagine they probably are though).

    tl;dr: accreditation isn't very important but check the entry requirements of the masters you want to do
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    Thank you! I don't think the masters needs an accredited degree, it only says 'discipline relevant to the program' so it shouldn't be an issue, thanks again!
 
 
 
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